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Digital page images are linked to the text file. f f Rlit I t iiy 4 t1f 4 4 i r l BLUE GRASS BLADJrOlI j 7EDITED y 1W ADVANCEpf VOLUME XIV NUMBER 43 TERMS OF THE BLADEI e I One laeue for one year 100 In clubs of ttye NEW subscribers 50 Gents each SZ50 for five Terni410O per year In advance ferejfn subscription 150 Fivenew tubqribers sent one year fer Ull MhVrltl Money Orders Draft and BluecWadeshetWe yrraddres H 1M Ulcer giving yew eW a l new addressT r Y r n Iin6liw at post clles at Lodrgf tali Ky second Cfas Mail Mat tsr- gmaewnlaitlosa e tUI6I RAU ELADE P ox 3M Le Kiatwkyck pMMi1t t Curnhe jand Telephene 301 ArfCfAIN PROPOSITION 4a If a merchant sells a Diamond Watch of Jewelery for 120 which costa him 100 he dont make a cent because rent interest on capital in yeeted salaries ouLofdate stock etc etc consumes this 20 per cent There- forej to live and accumulate wealth he must add 30 to 40 per cent to the first coat of the goods he sells Having disposed of my store I now act simply In the capacity of your Purchasing Agent giving you the benefit of my 40 years experience and positively saving you the 20 per cent it costs a merchant to do business When I receive your order for Via moade Watches or any other goods in the Jewelry line I select from all the biggest stocks in Chicago pay 8IidIrand my great little tract Thelam In the Crucible free OTTO WETTSTE1N LaGrange Cook Co III My new pamphlet Marriage and Divorce will come from press Decem feebr 12th All orders for same promptly filled after that date Price 25 c a copy 5 copies for 100 Send orders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky My new pamphlet Marriage an Diveroe will come from press Decem fcebr I2tn All orders for s promnt ly filled after that date Price 25 eta- a copy 5 copies for 100 Send all orders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky ATTENTION CONSUMPTIVES I kill and clean the lungs of all Con sumption germs in from two to three seeks No dope MRS C KELS YJ41Jtt it Bellevlew Fla r j dtit The Blade Has Been Published to January 7 1904 and Editor Moore Says That Was The Beet Issue It Ever Pub ah eel On January 7 1906 it was twee years slate I began U publication of the Blade and yet eouatIa year for a vplume that issut was Vol ume 14 No 42f sho guat during thja time there were BSep4nslona cf publlcatloa amounting In all to a little over five years owingimprisonments ments assaults and to the Tact I could get no one to print It exspeasionsheeame I ume and number of the Blade were and Rev Dr Ward aa Episcopal preacher of Lexington lieIgln my office kindly assisted me is the mat terand from that day to this it has stood as he decided it was Originally The Blue Grass Blade as its name implies was inteaded only toslthethough from the begianln I meant lust its name should havea kind of double entendre I wrote nearly eyerythldg in it my self and it seems to me I would probe aiiiy have been killed for wliat I said had act my enemies changed onto the idea of imprisoning me When later the and m wiealymy printer th y proposed tit Jmprle him also lair Kitting what teal tiut s stittie oltaaa ties taksn place i Leodacten newspapers Jay fbr tLe last tltM ilnalitt W tiN dJ fry4 fIYI who were inspected being viola otyiekw Tills certainly Indicate a gNt cbance in the esflmtea this pet by my state and the government If the Blades frieeUM would support- Mr Hughes as aobly as he has sup ported theta I believe it would be i the higher morals and greater hap ness of all parties and yet it is that from Christians and Infidels kind expressions are coming to me from far and near In my opinion the Blade of Janu 7th for a paper of national circula lion Is the best Issue of it ever print ed and I can say this without Immod sty as I wrote but a small part of It One great improvement in it is the decreased in typographical errors and I hope that some sweet day this fault will be eliminated The er rors in my own writing were proba bly because I was too weak to read over what I had written- I hope that what I said about Broth er Hurt and the Culturlst were not too hard I am greatly interested in them both and want them to use the Blade to the fullest to help them I do wish that some how it would be arranged so that Mr Hughes would print the Culturlst and L think it could and ought to be done so that he could have the advantage of the profit in it matke the Blades friends take more Interest in it Many good letters containing money for subscriptions especially were crowded out of that Issue of the Blade but I hope to see them all in and probably all in one Issue I think they make fine reading Taking the leading articles in the order of their occurrence In the er printWed first in the Winchester Ky Sun Sentinel and from it reprinted in the Blade This article shows that tho scope and versatility of Mrs Henry etatosmdsa ought to be spread upon the Congres sisal Record of this government down to a moral and witty dlsguisltion on womans hats in which It Is shown that the thought bestowed upon d teas by American women is one of the sources of great demoralization in this country When a woman gets so that she feels that for her Influence over man she has to rely upon the beauty of her clothes instead of attractions of head and heart she has surrendered her greatest power The laws about dress ands espoc c ffit J fJ LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JANUARY 14 1906 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE r tittally womans dress are absurd modest and unreasonable and are made by men of little taste and less intelligenceAn by Mrs Llllle A Rogers excellentp It a oration on the death of Andrew Bennett delivered by Dr T P Weir of Winterset Iowa that is most beautiful and appropriate and bears all the apparently true logies of dead men and women these allyand endorsed by Christians and In fldels The article by J H Schwartz M D Marshall Ills on Judge Ladd Is good The article by Mrs Closz la good as la always the case But the last article is by Dr Wilson bthaty DEATH LAYS LOW THE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DAUGHTER OF DR WILSON thousyere in America and Europe will be extended towards Dr JB Wilson of Cincinnati the chlk contributor of the Blue Grass Blade because of his great loss lathe death of his nineyearold daughter Mar Jorie his only child whlcli occurred Wednesday after a short attack of scarlet fever Our hearts are heavy today heavy th sympathy for him whose sorrows we now reverently share Sad la death JJnow jtoPeels fot the apPlD a delicate tender ji nt flyen more than atheI r tialities ot a irafww life foBetweenan only child neb a parting is too heartrending to contemplate the bereaved ather and mother un burden theawelvea of this load of sec row thousands stand reedy to assume orsome portion of the grist that no plafflicts their lives I trueJAME6 B HUGHES myTHE BOTTOMLESS PIT A Poor Excuse Is Better Than Non Old Saying The terrible God who is love was near tollVhy e And then to die and from earth disappear And be tortured forever in hell He replied Mere existence wearied my heart I knew it would be a relief To make that bottomless pit and start A race that would keep it full for their smart Would impel me to laugh at their brief Prov 126 I send to people strong delusions That they shall bellevo a lie I make wild creeds which cause con fusions I bind church and state in close col luslons That freedom they shall deny Thesr211a Each sect consigns all others to hell Which Is Just what I desire For it dooms all souls to the red h of well Their pain is my pleasure and words cannot tell The Joy I have watching hellfire M C COOMER thatcEXECUTION Of Witches Takes Place at Havana Havana Jan 5DomlngoBocourta an old negro and Vlcter Molina a mulatto were garrotted at the pris on here today Both men were to garded as witches by their alsoci area Their crime was the hideous murder of a baby Zolla Diaz for the pur- pOSe of procuring tho heart of a white female child which the witches pro scribed se a poultice for certain wo men as a dire for barrenness A TRIP TO i ROME r HOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Within the next month Dr Wilson s boot A Trip to Rome will be completed and ready to send to subscribers Since the subscriptions were glr elf over 4 year ago many have chang ed location and were I to send the book to the address first gluon it would not reach them To be sure that each person will get his book and to avoid all complications I request that each subscriber write me and give his name and address Let each one take pains to write name and address plainly If any book miscarries from wrong address it will either be oat or I will have to sea lcNonames and addresses of all the ginal subscribers are in and tallied with the list of names on hud As have means of knowing who may and who may not have moved I want all names and addresses No oremovalnoWf I will have a special clerk to list all the names- A1soI request that each of you in elude ciolRqttire4iwi BjOnchttlet1desl1m but I feel that yo sot question my right to as when I nail you that the book will muck larger than I contracted for placeDr to write only aboiii 300jw but the book Will b mister 4cie rhea 100 past and into extra Rirl IaNa soIwhich Bhave hun sad the extra pages given you by Dr Wilson will be worth far more than the IB cents and that for theSe reasons you will asidewg I am oaly asking for the extra am putting in the book of which you get the benefit Dr WIlsonI wouldnt consent to have his book abbreviated and having begun insist ed on telling his whole story beginning when ho left New York and end Suea book 11any bookstore would cost from 150 to 200 and I am sure none of you would take this amount for your book when you have onceI read There are about 200 of the origin subscribers who have not yet pal for the book Now that the boon Is almost ready for binding and W atCyou are assured of getting it remit the 115 at once Be tarsi to spell your names and address correctly and give tho county as well as state and post office JAMES E HUGHES SPICY SPICER The Rev Chas W Spicer of Chri Episcopal church Portsmouth has left the ministry for the folio In d reasons which he made public lIe says that church members lac sincerity that they show small re for church authority that authors in the church Is regarded only theory and not practice that ti who attempts to commas defeats himself that to t the truth is to cheapen his usefulue that the clergyman of today must content to sow and not to reap that consequently preaching in the mac strom of materialism which has e golfed the world The Catholic church says he is the only authority and which is holdI InS Its own but I cannot accept Jet the Protestaant churches take war1lmgtcome to enter the practice of law He w minister of note In the city of Portstmouth At first appearance it woo eem that Rev Splcers real object in leaving the church was because he was not making as much money as tasks demanded There was enough progress in preaching lid tint as well as spiritual But should not judge Bathewo shoo put ourselves In andthat then Judge Hers is a well Intentioned and en rlt i thusiastic young man who enters the ministry Ho had studied long and hard to prepare himself for a life of usefulness He loved humanity and the church seemed the best anen open to him to bestow that love knew the sacrifices he would have to make but this did not doter him for he was all the more bouyant and happy to know that he would bo making sacrifices in doing good His start was worthy and inspiring After ten or twelve years he had ri on to a commanding position in thriving little city He had seen m learned much of life and religion welthor looked as rosy as at the start He at last like every other preachthhad learned men and religion are He saw that their profession of religion was one thing and their ac dons another He got his eyes open to the fact that present day profession of religion both la pulpit and pows la largely commingl 4Awith unblushing hypocrisy and evidently Spicer had the manhood ilMency to draw out Tdat Splcers exper lencefreflects that of thousands of clergy who hays not the mashIftoI as he did DOCTOR UP ALIENS IN EUROPE Diseased Immigrants Are Treated ShippedfNew York December 18 That diseased European likarefor shipment to this country is the rondo by Dr Maurice Fishberg this city a special inspector of W madedpecial s immigrants across the German thke at Washington Dr Fishberg said Tie curing ot diseased aliens for I admiseloa to the United Staley buC beoome a tremendous industry abroad Ramlficaons of the bueiaew matt be found at Liverpool Jxmdem J J rL Hpgu yjilc eltMe1 lave per cially knitted icNltdIBC hoesea and Q where immlsjraats auKnriagfront trachoma in its mo advanced stages were being treated that they might pass inspection and enter the United Slates Trachoma Ist a disease of the eye of which Americat has a sPecial horror In Marseilles the treatment of trachoma has as sumed remarkable dimensions Here most of the immigrants from thes Orient from Syria Armenia and nelghoring countries come on their way to the United States The RUB sion Hebrew comes to America chlefiya by way of Germany either soiling d rectly from Bremen or Hamburg o going to England and embarking from British port COMESdDr AJ McKelway of Charlotte after salting that 91 per cent manufacfuul robes1tonmanufacturing lioItcome to our people that the abolition of negro slavery marked the beginl oatfawr a years landan Industry distlngushed for cursedd ontya yearin ed wortoyear Southellyears dayba theall wage scale to what Is necessary Tor winna or And is also tlInghhindthat it ISable to control legisla in opposition to the ppular wiyo ensnact and forcement fIAN tlitiofe beltanshowefillldup ton probably a majority of you have seen before ils i THE ROME BOOK ueMr Hughes will soon have A Trip to Home ready to be mailed to subscribers It is going to be larger pan tnon I expected at first to make Itand as this will cost extra for paper printing and binding Mr Hughes isryeJustified in requesting readers to postage Even with this extra she will not make much on the book dand if all the edition is not sold hefwill lose and this he cannot afford All those who like my style of writJ 4eleast from my usual style of expression just simply rattled it off In fact it is no attempt to write a book but rather it is a long letter to my friends describing my trip It was hourSlwrote longer than ten or fifteen min ores on it without being disturbed I would liked to have rewritten It it is probably better just as it la I had tried right hard to exhibit the possession of an extra stock otl iraintmatter I doubt if it would have been much If any better so Ive just let It go as I wrote it without rew ltlng a book I belloVe presents as wide a diversity of subjects as any book of the kind written It is both e and unlike Dog Fennel a book which cannot be surpassed in some ways In clearness of doMriptlon and h no writer t 8JeS en Mark eTwain has0 equalled Mr ore 1t But in A Trip to Romeat1not only as deep into the past but deal equally with the people of today and pret present day problems I do not believe Old Rome has ever been written tif aa have written It What I hMjMld Rome alone wouldamalrittieolr of ltaeltand worth mora tLaa tlw price of thte book Oa ciMffttr of 5 pages tdwLw1tics J i a Ndptk wft that ot sdl tM Yasa fi9Trains Ca tat eta Another sad the most imWtant informs yea ei tHow Christianity got its start 1 Rome giving a history of the riseK kof Constantine his character his poll combination with the Christian Council of Nice Compilation of the Bible and the subsequent reign of terror which followed and of how Paganism was literally crushed by the Besides all this I go deep into the trickery of the church describing how saints were manufactured and of the use of relics indulgences etc a an immense lot of holy hocua ttway first last I lay before you one continuous panorama of sea country mountain 1 river city church art manufacture old historical places ruins agriculture history biography anedote inci 1dents of travel social conditions edu miscellaneouseMy description of Venice I believe o be worth the price of the book dont want to miss my deecrlp n of St Marks and The Doges Palace Brother Jeems Armstrong of Texas lately paid me a visit and my descrip lion of the Torture Rooms and of the Dungeon and Execution Rooms In the Doges Palace gave him the sbiveree and he said he couldnt sleep that night I spent part of an afternoon alone in the dungeon of the Doge in what is called the Cell of the Doom and from which thousands upon thousands had languished and takes out to be executed My description of the whole of Italy am sure will peculiarly appeal totLiberals as here the Christian superstition was hatched and to this subject I give particular attention andDad350 and 400 pages I hope edition will all be taken up Mr is printing 2000 copies and will loose if they are not sold Send your order to him at once When u get the book If you like it and h can afford it buy one for some one else who will appreciate it Let the orders come rolling in The season is now on when you have to hug there and stay in at nights and have for reading Como go with me and Jet us take A Trip to Rome LeirtSend in your subscription to the yyYearrMJ 1 lIjJfl d r c I H CATHOLIC WOMEN BEGINNING TO THINK TNEI- THER MANDATII PRIEST NOR SUGGESTION OF ifr PRESI DENT A ILSIliberal minded who InljRochesterdifficult to repress a broad smile even within the precincts of the holy edl flee Rev Frances H Sinclair Pastor- S Peter and Pauls R C Church registered his protest against race suicide by causing to be draped In mourning the baptismal font because for six weeks infant has been v baptized in his churchIImagine if may yea anger at the delinquency of his members and well may he be alarmed The fact that for six weeks 4no Want has been born Into the par ish ol this Rev Father means that- within a very few years the backbone of the Caathollc church will be broken Indeed this spas i of pain by Father Jya Sinclair Indicates a very bad case lumbago for the Institution A very conservative estimate for the mem bership of S S Peter and Paul In Ro chester Is 400 persona Allowing the usual 6 to a family gives 80 families Suppose wo concede him one baptism in 6 weeks he would ba entitled at yearloflence If he has 80 families and 8 baptisms in one year the ratio is but one baptism to ten families Oh what a Tall from grace my brethren In stead of the former record of about 10 children to every Tamily here we f face this Catholic catastrophy of but one birth In 10 famlles and a high per centage of children do not grow to maturity As usual however church dignitar ies do not begin at the right end of the problem They play upon the sen sibilities a bap t lec1turlngS sional We do not hear their voices raised against the Industrial situation which confronts us and makes the raising of children by the poor a life and death struggle usually death Why bear children but to perish by the juggernaut of pur system Hundreds pt thousands of children pracUeaiiyia tNBts are wearing out a Uunted d iarIinee InLe t otoeiato eiiiifefc people M k to Apeifeie mtTNol they insist on illcr sandthis popHkttoa but offer tie ehMtge at coa ditkee They declare for divorce rl1 that Ssrofnen cannot escapee their Tale bat wostea are coming to under a Stand that even the promised joy ol the future life is not a just compensa F tion for a criminal failure to do well j here They are beginning to see that the priestly teaching increase and multiply la a fallacy for they read of the 40000 men In Chicago tramping the streets either begging or stealing or starving They note that priests do not beg they demand support and get It Neither do priests seek to overthrow the church rule of celibacy and consistently aand legitimately work to abolish race suicide Women have laid old Rip Van Winkle In the shade but they are awaking from their 1600 year sleep and when they are fully awake there is going to be something doing They aro already asking why they should work overtime to bring children Into the world only to bury them since In Chicago la one year there were 6044 deaths under oneI year old and 2445 deaths from one toI five years Then many of the male survivors are required to save the country in wars and hundreds of thous ands of females join in the ranks of the social outcast It seemstoo incred liable to bo true but a newspaper raJ portstates that there aro 18000 deI serted wives In Chicago How is race suicide to be prevented here A very aUlPlcIousoutlook for the God and prl fearing woman isnt It I read recently of tho work In Lon don of Dr Bernado Father of the citys waifs and that he had places within a few years 17000 homeless cchildren This great Christian city otI London also enumerates 25000 mates In its lunatic asylums Add to these the criminals who are the chll drea of some mother and it Is quite enough to make women fall over each other In their haste to bear from 17 to 25 children Alexander Dowse says every well regulated family should have one birth a year If such r thing were pos sible the average family would num ber 26 to 30 children each Dowse himself had 2 and wo presume his family was not well regulated We are all so familiar with the race suicide methods of war and the eases following in its train that I need not enumerate them but church bod lea do not condemn war I wish how ever to mention in this place in ref erence to the causes of the RussoJap aneeo war that had the great white Czar and his priestly supporters been wise enough to stop the banishment of J 1 hl d God Malting Eve to Slberfa io the 61019 per mho t oedvaitsiitieae dt 0at s l 4st1sti lead Christina ruler been wlee esoujk tore such eea M his cosncU Wr night Have gees iYertNT sod the terrible lose of We riles wklde representing an economic valuation that cannot be computed to say Hell lag of womens broken hearts world have been unnecessary It Is a most promising indication for the future that women are refusing to furnish tho human pawns for priest and potentate and president to rule and ruin she should say to them when your doorkeepers in the house of the Lord and your guardians of the law provide healthy rational and just conditions so that there is a reasonable chance for a new life to develop as nature intended then I will consid er your proposition Benjamin Broadbent not broadmlnd an omclal of a town of England has ofI feted 500 to the parents who raise a child to the age of one year and heI claims that tho decrease in deaths has been 100 to the 1000 less than before his offer Now what a bid for cheap notoriety 500 dont pay half the phyr sicians charge for bringing children Into the world Does this official think mothers have been allowing their babes to die just because someone had not conceived the very mag nanemous Idea of qfferlng 500 as an Inducement to keep them alive This seems to have been tfca estimate of the mental calibre of women for 1800 years but a change is at hand The draping of baptismal fonts as a race suicide protest only advertises to theI world that priests can not longer com pel obedience from women I smile when I think of that sable draped font and the solemnity of the service commemorating the fact that not one child had been baptized in six weeks and broad grin cannot be repressed for this fact points the way toward theI selfhood of women toward liberty HARRIET M CLOSZs THE CRAZE TO MAKE DIVORCE DIFFICULT In every department of Nature there Is an unbroken chain of easel and effect and were It not for the common habit of mistaking effects Tor causes we would be astonished at the numerous dissertations and homilies on the evils of divorce- A Ilttlo reflection and careful analysis ought to convince any thought tul person that divorce Is not an evil but a symptom of a social disease having Its origin In perverted marital ethics A wise physician in the treatment disease always first seeks for thefr 1 cwe ad it ix dteear aced psi wit cfeaww d y the ethics of mltrty- Nytej In th verse woeldrlad magazines ilfi aeatae country v In every laetaaoe divA suit of ratetakeu marris good man ail every g Iliashould cease their attic beneflcient Influence of EiIgive their time talent perfecting the for if marrlagejMitHti cidlvorce wlll disappear In y mistaken marriage love Pe es Dd when love dies the home li destroyed and when the home Is dawyyed every consideration of Justice ted every interest of wife and chili MJiwBband and community demand separation because It i peselbie for a stream of happiness from prosoned fountain For the good of the race every unhappy and dlsi mar rled couple should be dlv tae we now know to a positive ee t only the children of love ia1eiy and successfully fight the battle of life and that children sari liable to be Imbeciles nd sale find their way Into and asylums Heridlty Is a universal panic nature and If thS other reason for the se mlsmated husbands andjj operation of this law we sively and overwhemlnglj divorce is a Ueneflclal It ought to be and will tant day a disgrace for couple to live together wh esioL other and it ought to bet at no distant day a big any man or any woman f divorce who has made ai jjAcruel who would place twl 45 a cage and compel the together until one or th destroyed by tooth and clt shall we say of the mai cates keeping a beautiful wife from obtaining a i a lecherous drunken and marriages that are love and founded and intellectual fitness- bo and can never be weakened by the vicclse but whoever advocates marriage Is an enemy of happiness No one Is silly enough dissolution of a bualsd a entered late by two mexand it panes all bniMa tMtf n M that tiny erfilSaQ wr aes fli 1aM 1 Not divorce but marriage In the vit- ei qiMwtibn how to live and how to be born well these are the subjects that infinitely transcend In importance the subject of divorce which is nothing but a symptom of a social disease that pervades all classes- If the socalled educated men and women of the country theologians lawyers Jurists and doctors would unite their efforts for a few years In teaching the ethics of marriage and the conditions that underlie domestic happiness tho divorce courts would soon be idle Every boy and every girl should be profoundly impressed that the time will soon come when their lives will be incomplete without a home and that the hearthstone is the most sacred place and the source and center of all tke joys of life every boy and girl should be taught not to marry for wealth for place for power for post lion for title for social prestige nor from any motive except to found a happy home and to till it with the sweet frftgance of love f f the syphltede the drunkard and 1W criminal and oft their Miwta beydney Impressed tM inenerabie law of heredity IttHy dlsresard itther will forever destroy the hopes sad tlM happiness of the chlldrea that mif come them and Jkflmlteljr morsels and msltiply the sorrows the race wery boy and girl 8ho Hb taught that their own welfare sad the wet ten otUteb cbH4r n and of society are Inseparably bound together and that UM contrail called marriage the highest the inset sacred and in inner aN4 ImportMt than all other olvli rtf mA Bata it demand of then ttrtt heat wisdom and bsitk d 1f4 is to pitJtrcaIIft tTlMM Yre only aT fiw ln prgmokldomsiticsf Nw14l enough to sifdy otc partner for life in Jipm of rese M justicee and humanity let e peed enough to aid there In eerreetift ll r mistakes by the eaaetmeat of Ihelasst liberal l divorce hiwa Oa lie Motets books of every state- Ia tM MMem shield be found a mer 5St- H EVERYDAY From SEPTEMBER 15 to OCTOBER 31 t LOW RATESTO Montana Idaho Washington Oregon and British Columbia VIA HEiGREAT NORTHERN RL The Comfortable Wety youItExcellent opportunities to make a home of own or to engage in any line of business NOTE THE FOLLOWING LOW RATESrTO 11ChicaIO Hinsdale Mont 1800 2800JHavre Great Falls Butte Anaconda Helena Kalispell Whitefish and rntemediate points 2000 3000 Jennings Mont Wenatchee Wash Femie B C Kootenai points Spokane and inter mediate points 2250 3050 Seattle Everett and Puget Sound points 2500 3300 LIBERAL STOPOVER PRIVILEGES CUT THIS OUT AND MAIL TO US FREE We will send you absolutely free illustrated descriptive bulletin of Minnesota North Dakota Montana or 11 f Name the one ou want Gives you complete the opportunities and resources of these states IWashington information address Passenger Traffic inIRailway St Paul Minn MAX BASS Genl Immigration Agent 220 S Clark St Chicago x Mnd for ur Jokt or Smith ii the hg Smith PreII 134 W 4th 8trs tual consent divorce law and If In diana would reach the proud position of hegemony among the states of this republic and if one of our representa tives desire immorality lot him frame and submit the approaching session of our legislature and i will assure him an immortality as imperishable as the stars In all enlightened countries this will finally be the only legislation on the subject of divorce and the man who Inlatea it will deserve and the immorality because lit will be an estimable blessing to the human race T J BOWLES M D 1OttawaC C Moore rtie iea- tiotl seen you fiJ bete taked uqt p1t-o ive better y than Christians do ikat- se that tie priflciet yoa t14Ree1 haw better effe the liven ypdr Ibra the ptiti snMdttoated 1iyarisiinB doon tie drab their Ifr doctrines U that whether itttore b1 a life hereafter or It r for oureelTe M sl v aaptcyrAr i ba hifeldto tilas4 br qd mae ail wawin fIts tot higleattarelsa I r tv hfi PJMWo M JGenl St COS1ELLOI b We Sell and Jfcnfc TI j The Srnit4 I at jwt of mi f ier7Cypewrit 9 CINCINNATI O i right and wrong there would be more happiness and less misery the world than at present It seems that almost everybody isitrying to get the best of his fellow and long as that is the ruling motives unhappiness will exist To be good end do good ought to be the desire o- fallI JEFFERIES 4 Good Route to Try itlka 741r s gill FErpl4erss sad g you see Ks its in Miasouvi lea qe a r Qidltaouasi 1udisu Tined andip i enXsnssi end hi uA01114Fkwlda t allSrhe li sls n r W i t t ilf iJ k INDIANAt BROTHER CONGRATULATES THE BLADE ON iTS NEW START IN LIFE ScIpIo Indl Jan 6 1906 Mr James E Hughes Oear SlrHave Just received a copy of the last issue of the Blade and it gives me pleasure as well as sat isfaction that you are again able to publish a full sheet and I sincerely hope that future conditions may prove favorable to increasing its subscrip tion list if not its size SOveral years ago I wrote the Blade a short tater in which I made the following prediction- With C C Moore as editor Dr J t B Wilson M Grier KIdder James Armstrong and Josephine K Henry 4as regular contributors the Blade would be absolutely out of sight and IIcould not be excelled by any publica of its kind in the world preIIed untiring and able publisher James I iE Hughes and I am still perfectly willing to stand by said prediction as I feel sure that any of the readers f of the Blade for the last five or six years who are competent judges will bear me out in so doing- I have been a regular subscriber to the Blade for a period of twelve or fourteen years and have alwaays kept Ymy subscription to same paid up un Jbtll the last year I have become a de Ilnquent owIng to the fact that I have been for the last year and a half totall- Y Incapacitated for labor of any kind and asL did not at the beginning of my sickness aave out a pittance laid iup for a rainy day you can rightly guess that I havo had anything but clear sailing Several times during this siege I have saw the grim reaper r staring me in the face and have felt slightly the effects of his cold steel I have twice been on the operating o table a place of experience where one r who not overcome with fear and who ia1i close observer may learn that wfeieh few have learned and which rru iaeyer know I could give to la IntereHtiBg experience is i fa teoM two operMioW but ti ill not admit and it Will at NSwat ea1ice to thatUwirwt itf woptatad l got tt it b it AcBMtfe sa- dtdir oft an atiiirtr Md the sewa I wet operate ouf J sot oa tM iii Jdtt4fitr lMt id IMjuiMa d ofi ofc siMliJahii ia tie We te Rf to to know te very = tltisr had mem iiio 1 4 1v r mS with them b gaieluee Irosii l rWto Christianity havo Ud very Wctetot and have act wily driven iaej against my own will rem Agnosticism to Atheism Read tug and studying the Bible drove me from rVb lever In Christianity to Ag Hoailsm And now after all with scarcely any hope of ever again being enjoytoily recently gone through a oareful and painstaking examination by t eminent and able physician and sur t jean of Columbus Ohio and after be lt ing told by him that it would be al most useless to even try to cure me 1y without first performing at least one operacmedicines and nature to do the rest fbas I would still be a sick man and perfre and with the loss on account of ay physical disability of that class off friends who apparently can see good only in this abilities that make a Jack OBrien and with the further on account of my pecuniary condi 6wiof another class who by some peculiar method of reasoning or lack ofreasonlng admire only those qualities that constitute a John D Itocke luer I am able not withstanding jtheee tomes and painful experiences ilook the world squarely in the face aiui say in all sincerity that I aman atheist In belief in knowledge and Agaostic in composition a Material tand I presume that a certain class ei critic would say In mental makeup a creak Now I wish it understood that in using the names of Mr OBrien and KIV Rockefeller I have no thought or hMSlri whatever of trying to detract from their worth as fellowmen and MerIGn citizens but have used their for the reason only that they at notches in their particular SitjMialUee and consequently for that make good subjects for the fake of Illustration however I can frathfally say that I had rather have health and strength equal to that of w1ormet than to have riches and in IfftMW equal to that of the latter iv t1y while my wife and I were a trip to Columbus Ohio we stopover at Cincinnati for a short and while there we made it a R to wander around to 206 East rth street where we met and was vriy received by the genial hospit iaad entertaining Dr J B Wil j t 1i son whom we found to bo a gentleman in every sense of the word Wo en joyed our short visit of two or three hours with him very much notwith standing the fact that my physical condition Was causing me considerable pain Now a few words in regard to the Blades esteemed loved and invalue able editor dear old father Moore I say father because of the difference In our ages he being in the neighbor hood of 70 years and I only 43 and further for the reason that I would be willing to trust him in every sense of the word as a father I wish to assure you that he has had and will continue to have the very best wishes and sincere sympathy of myself and wife throughout his affliction One among other things that I have learned in the school of which experience is the teacher and from which one never becomes a past graduate is the fact that those great outbursts of sympathy that are lavished on one when they have just fallen are If the recipient stays down very long apt to begin to wane and the longer down and the more one Is in need of It the less they get Many times in my life have I been told that I am entirely too sympathetic for my own good and that I should let others shoulder their own loads and carry their own burdens and under present existing conditions I shall have to reluctantly and with sorrow admit it to be entirely too true I men tion these things because Mr Moore being naturally asympathetlc and com passionate man might if he should meet with tho experience that some do become more or less depressed and despondent and as a matter of Tact retard him in the recovery of his healthObservance and experience have led me to believe that anybody who has the capacity to travel over all the road from superstition or heIsm to Atheism Is naturally sympathetic to begin with and the further they get away from the former and the nearer they approach the latter the more compassionate they become however would not have It understood that I think Atheists have a monopoly on sympathy for I do not but what I mean is that they have It In Its broadest sense For the sake of illustration there are not only thousands hut I suppose million of Christian people Who have willingly sad heroically ex prpiiMd rapathy for their loved oafs and their frtauU WM nand do with a Audi ot cad without oafs speck of sympathy In their hearts take aa Innocent little liab lay ttie- helpleelittie ithing on a block cut iti w siohtit h6ooQt tlre kelpievr- erraatture ebb a 10 4A tell tie if ynrt t what hawjjou in this case doae yUkyouJjnarrow sympathy what has become ofAVour compassion by what process of reasoning do you apply It to the former and not to the latter And that isnt all the helpless little calf Is willing and unmercifully torn from its mother leaving her to lan guish and pine to be taken to the slaughter where it gets no more sym pathy shown it than a man eating Bengal tiger expresses for its prey and it might further be added that all over this Christian country not only boys but Christian men as well are indulging in the mean hellish in human practice of tin canning and doing other abominable unspeakable outrageous things to one of mans truest sincerest and best friends the dog And then again I have known men who pray long and loud who would If they should by chance see one help a little toad or step around the helpless snail and there by save their lives would look at them In a way that would seem to say If they did not actually say it that they thought them not only weak but silly These are only a very low of the cruel ties perpetuated upon the helpless an imals by unfeeling unthinking people and when one asks them why they do It they reply by saying God put them hero for that purpose the Bible tells us that we may kill and eat thereof I wonder If the thought ever entered their mind that if they should ever be so unfortunate as to become the prey of a South African man eating lion that they would beput there for that purpose Ill guarantee you If they had no means of defense other than nature provided them with the overpowering strength the sharp claws set firmly within their flesh the glaring eyes the wide open mouth the bristling pearly carnivorous teeth the unmerciful ferocious look and the hot breath of their captor would be a convincing argument that they were Then as a fluinsy excuse we argue that necessity demands it that we when Infants suckled It from our mothers breasts when children we were raised on it and have formed oh such an appetite for it and all things considered how In the world and the name of common sense could we get along without it anyhow no neck to make mince of no hog lard to make short cake hard on dyspepsia noth ing to season vegetables no good ham and speckled gravy and last it not least no chicken for the preacher Well lets see in order to holp the ir ii1 preacher out If not the chicken we might use as a substitute good fresh eggs for the lovers ham good mushrooms fried In butter and for those who like dyspepsia better than health we will trot out some Ameri can genius and have him invent a process for converting corn directly Into lard instead of the present round about way of taking It through the hog process as these substitutes might possibly be more conducive to good health and longlevity anyway But when one comes to think of it all how on earth could we give up the slaughter business why just to think of it we would have no lamb for the sacrifice no thanksgiving turkey for the president no ox for the barbecue no good fat missionary for the cannibalistic feast Force of habit too strong will power too weak carnlvos ous propensity too great human sym pathy too narrow too weak consequ netly the slaughter goes on Sincere sympathy sweet compassion thou lov able twins cold this world would be without thee colder than an iceburgas frigid as ethereal space beyond earths atmosphere may you continue to grow until your beneficial influences envelop mother earth and then if needs be let them be wafted through ethereal space to the teeming swarms of life on the innumerable planets of the eternal universe- I now ask you in all sincerity dear Brother Hughes to kindly extend the love and sincere sympathy of my family and self to dear old father Moore and loving wife and may he recover his health and wield the Blade that he has forged unt lle has freed the human mind that fertile land of all superstitious prickling brier and use less thorns foul lagoons and stagnant streams until he has beheld instead one solid beautiful landscape clothed in the blue grass of commonsense shaded with groves of high ideals wat ered with pools of clear sincerity and flowing with streams of human love May he live to see science better quer disease till germs float less and less on the breeze till superstition no more brings man to his knees and hypocrisy before sincerity flees And then when conditions become such that the eternal atoms of which his fertile brain Is composed must disun ite and rest for a brief period in obliv ious night he may better know that when they again enter fife irf Its var forms through natures door that they will sot be subjected to the phy elect tortarw tie mental lH fferiagB eombblledthat they are comparatively speaking today a oocacroua sentient human tomorrow sleepln jfljfvlous eftrtk nwtt dy iprih iiir f kii roof tiMrfpMtteff place In the form a beautiful grees BcMtrjBhlng spear et grass at the threshold of lifes broad door reMY la take on the many and various forms of animal life such M the rolicking frolicking innocent lamb to In turn takes its place as the cen ter of attraction at a cannabllistic feast and therby again enter into that peculiarly constructed unfathomable paradoxical being commonly known as man who has by a narrow selfish method of reasoning arrived at the conclusion that he is IT and that nothing else on the face of the earth hns oven a right to its life One might go on and on showing how the flying bright plumaged sweet singing bird of today may become the crawling rusty venerous serpent of tomorrow how the dimpled prattling dear little babe of this week may become the ugly voracious shark ere its end how the missionary of this month who sure he has discovered the only straight and narrow path that leads to everlasting life may fore the end of another one have ived at the conclusion that a part of that path at least conslcts of the cannibalistic route how the beautiful sweet sented rose of this year may become the ugly foul smelling cancer of another Pessimism did you say No not exactly left eye of optimism just squinted a little perhaps on count of adversity Recognizing the fact as I do that the few thoughts herein expressed are clothed somewhat sparingly in com moo doth due not so much for the lack of raw material as for the want of a good loom skilled weaver and an expert tailor but however it has been said that the clothes dont make the man and that being sum so as Josh Billings would have said you may if you like and think their attire respectable enough trot them out With respect and best wishes I am Yours truly CHAS D BENNETT Grand Junction ColoI have just learned through Stuffed Club of your illness It distresses mo to learn that you are suffering from any form of asthama for it Is a distressing dIS ease It was bronchlcal asthama th t knocked me out in 1898 I am some better but not entirely well I ad TnjdenFranklin H Heald of Higher Science Magazine also advises the same I do hope you will get better and I think you are good for D1nyyearai t t yet How would it do for you to come out and visit me in my pleasant coun try where the air is pure and sun shine abundant I will try to make it pleasant for you and I know the climate will please you too You have some friends here who have read Dog Fennel and Behind the Bars as well as the Blade You will not be lonesome here as there are many Liberals and much beautiful scenery We con take mountain rides and long walks through some of the finest orchard country in the world There is much to see in this new country Our city has about 6000 habitant with up to date stores of all kinds The improvements for 1905 were about 600000 There Is now building an electric street car line7 that will join all the towns in the valley tt will be over 60 miles long Our altitude is about 4700 feet In a few hours we can reach an altitude of feet Stop over at Denver and seeDr Tilden then come on here to the land of sunshine and fruit With best wishes for you and family I am sincerely yoursJ W SAWYER EVOLUTIONARY PROGRESS- In reading Combes Constitution of Man written some very few years ago it is most wonderfully gratifying to notice the progress In the line of that as laid down in his work Combe was a thinker a good reasoner and fine writer but was necessarily influenced by social environments- In writing his Constitution of Man it became necessary that he should in vestigate closely natural law Society at that period was thoroughly Imbued with the Odd ghost devil and heav en and hell idea consequently it came necessary to crock around these stumps in tho smoothest way possi ble but his reasoning came so close to the annihilation of these pet myth ical notions that his Ingenuity is quite amusing Combo seems to adhere quite close ly to the God idea and his designs but being up against it so forcibly oc casslonally that he asks himself some very impertinent questions and solves them by baying that Gods matters are beyond his feeble ability to determine If Combe lived today and were writing the same book he would readily throw the God idea with his provi dance and designee overboard and reason from the premises that nature InvariablY adopts which are cause and effect Instead tit seeing a prov idence iii the various phenomena of Nature he Weald see simply natural universallawnoihlj inrture Works Vithut aay1 moral ead jn view Th 9 earaiTora and heriHora Ui po4sqn0u s and harmless the jfepfcyr and tornado the beautiful and ugcovth the well balanced brain and the idiotic and the every intermediate shade df intellectual moral and physical structure mark her handi work all alike and a man must have a very distorted vision that can die cern any providence In any of It Nature possesses infinity omnipotence and intelligence and possesses a far better claim to selfexistence than any God possibly can Besides the features of the eternal cosmos makes a God superfluous in fact renders it Impossible to have a God Besides what use can you make ofa God You find in Nature everything that mortal man can wish or desire Nature has bestowed upon man the capability of protection In any and every condition the elements may assume and clothed him with power to grasp ant utilize many of them now and eventually will control the balance demonstrating that man is all tho God required This God worship of simply the old Romish system of idolatry transmitted through the ages down to the present day The fact that no ouqhtlongsimplest and weakest minded of prayers foolishness and uselessness and shame on these brainless theologian prayer slingers that have the Impu dence to mislead their ignorant dupes But science and reason say thus far shalt thou go and no fartherB Lemoore California- Plant City Fla Jan 1906 Mr Chas C Moore r Enclosed find P O Order for 50 cents for which you may send mo the Blue Grass Blade I have seen several copies of your paper and like its shoulder hitting pro clivitiesI not permanently located any where at present or woulld make my subscription for a year though I think by the time I read 60 cents worth I will be so situated as to want 100 worth of the Blade at a time For nearly twelve years I have been the companion of an old and very excellent gentleman as a son would a father though we were no relations He has been an agnostic for more than 50 years He died the 18th ultimo Had he reached Christ mas day he would have been 83 years old We closed out our old home last spring on account o my health he ing north for the summer on a last t f t 3 r 43 visit to his old home This winter we were domiciled In a new section the people comparative ly being mostly strangers to us and generally church members On his death a number came In to help make arrangements for funeral etc Imagine their surprise when I Informed them there would be neither funeral sermon prayer nor song but that he would be quietly without ceremony put away Such a thing would not do and they Insisted on some form until I was driv en to an off hand liberal discourse set ting forth our views and why giving them the fact that funerals were of Pagtfl origin H r lives and character to date happy to say are above reproach arid they are astonished such unbe levers couldbe anything but devils I wrote a brief obituary of the gentle man honestly stating his religious views which he was never afraid to declare to the world signing my name to It so as not to deceive them and to show them I too was not afraid to stand up alone and be counted Two secular papers refused to print it for fear of detriment though I would have been willing to pay Tor ItI besides taking and paying for two dozen copies containing the same sending them to parties in onehalf dozen different states I have a friend who is gently walk- Ing into the Liberal Kingdom who in my absence agrees to read and give the B G B to such neighbors as there are hopes of rescuing from the depths superstition Hence you see I am Iof missionary ground and shall use the Blade as an opening wedge 111m worn out with the care of my vener able friend and am resting and trying to recuperate my health for a season Several parties in the neighborhood a little more Independent and more out of Idle curiosity to see and hear what a horrid atheist may think and believe have dropped in to talk with me and gone away confounded New Ideas awakened and I trust some seed has been sown that in time will ripen unto a bountiful harvest Hence I commence the New Year toImore diligently than I have in the pastWIshing you and the Blade a happy and prosperous New Year I am yours respectfully F M HIBB3T3 PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION ClaclHBtl Ohio Jaa 31tOd Mr Hughes t 1IioJr i propose the following amendment to the U S Constitution instead of the one proposed by the member of Congress from North Carolina Art 16 Neither Congress nor any State shall pass any law the object of which is to establish enforce or maintaaln any igious worship doctrine or ceremony whatsoever or which authorizes or permits the use of property money or credit of the United States or any State by appropriation or otherwise to or for any church or religious society of any description nor pass any law the object of which is to appropriate or permit the appropriation of any of the public money to pay Chap lains or other religious representatives nor any law the object of which Is to prevent the people of the Unit ed States or any state from exercising the same right or following the same occupations on Sunday as on the other days of the week nor any law the object of which is to divide the Com mon School fund money among ferent bodies religious organizations or societies nor pass any law authorizing or permitting the reading of any Bible or tho giving of any religious in struction in the Common School or any other school of any description supported in the whole or in part by public funds nor any law authoriz ing or permitting the exemption from taxation of any property except that which Is wholly and purely public property or the bonds and obligations of the United States or of the differ ent States or the Municipal Corpora tions therein P S Enclosed find one dollar to new the BladeGEN BEHYMEIL Editor Blue Grass Blade I am glad to see that the lid Is The Blade once more and that the cen1 sorship that tried to prevent liberals from becoming too liberal and radli cals from being to radical is at an end Whats the use of a sharp Blade if its wouldnt cut I have just received DIIvorceIt is written in Mrs Henrys usual painstaking style and shows that she Is mistress of her subject Between Mrs Henry on one side doing all she can to educate me on the divorce ques tion and my neighbor that wears the out of style plug hat and the flaming I am or thI referftoCardinal Archbishop Jim Gibbons onlthe t L or want of business Jim expressed himself for Jesus says it is a sin for women to restrict- or prevent the fullest possible outcome of sexual possibility Jim and Jesus both being or having been bachelors I do not see whore they come in ltsr on this business Neither having legally i or legitimately brought forth progeny they both etultifleld themselves on this momentous question If for church or state reasons each declines to become a proud papa of a numerous herd why should Jesus by proxy or Jim in the natural flow of gas blame the woman who desires a breathing spell in the onerous work of bearing and training workers for the church or art wariors for the state Jim the Cardinal is also opposed to cutting the tie that binds male to female because he J thinks that man must not butt in onrGods people whom He has bound la Holy Wedlock Jim thinks that those whom God has bound together arenhappy regardless of their voclperous statement to the contrary He believes that God knows better than they dorHe thinks that Satan is trying to untie the Holy Knot that God tied Satan will camp on Gods trail and make the Wise tired 4 r Byron said Satan had taen a longer t stronger pull as the sailors say at sea that carried many thousands another way While Byron was looked askance at by the orthodox of his day he hewed pretty close to the dogma and if he did not back It now and then rrit was not his fault If Jim and Jesus can not keep the unequally yoked oxen 1tor asses in spiritual line It Is no rulerefor us the laity to try t To all women I would say read Marriage and Divorce You should read it because Mrs Henry has written It to compliment the sex and the sex shouldd compliment her by readkIng it I am inclined to Mrs Henrys views nothwithstanding the high prelate who lives in my vicinity and whom I see occasionally I have seen td Jim in the Holy Flesh and I have seen a picture of Mrs Henry In the matt rtter of avoirdupois there is little for either to crow about Jim is built on the Leo XIII model and a little goes long ways He is a proverbial SlimtJim It is just as well perhaps that Jim has not perpetuated himself In shadowy silhouette r I enclose a little bit of doggerel which there is little poetry but some truth With bet wishes for The New Year I say again that I am glad that tir the writers of The Blade will be permuted to say what they think and not have to write in a cramped and Inoem Portable trend 1JNO F CLARK a va Carrier Okla Dec 21 1905 Blue Grass Blade Dear SirEnclosed please find one dollar for which renew my subscrip tlon for one year I hope JosephineyK Henry will write a comment on the clipping Want you recognized In the Constitution of the United States I wish you all a happy New YearA A NELSONu JOB PRINTING We have a complete Job Department and are prepared to do la firstclass work at reasonable qderBLUE CRASS BLADE 163 W Short St Lexington Ky J SO YEARS EXPERIENCE TRADE MARKS rDESIGNS c a ekettb decalplion mayxIiions our free whether probably patentable tlonsatrlctlyconedentlal tfandbookos Iateatt tent free for tecurlnrMtent Patents taken throu rocelro without charge in the Scientific Jlm rita handsomely Illustrated largest dr culatlon of Journal Terms a newsdealerfiUHHBranch P Washington J J a ONLY LINE TOTHt FAMIUSJIMLTtlfl5DkTJ I 1 r i r THE MOST f INTERESTING PHENOMENON OF THE 20TH CENI TORY t itvr f Tlw following address was deliv- W byJl1tutlW Web actuary as Eecoad vicepreeldaRt et the New York Life iBswaaee Company at the an Mri dig aC4haAivani sooatl0tr fgof the High Stebool Newark JN J The title of his address woe The Most Interesting Phenomenon of the Twentieth Century That great movement of which we ninTMe tenth century and which the twen tieth century Is Very likely to see the j consummation Is the uprising of the thlxme a teresting moments In definitions By thoeIwages the teem therefore does not include all workers by any means 1 but only that largest section 6f the workers called the manual proletariat whom the conditions of their employ ment torce Into a potentiality of i mon feeling and thought of a Indignation a sense of common needs and a sense of power In common action r Oijher workers have not this poten tiality of communityconsciousness for Instance there are the farmers the clerks the professional workers The farmers Imagine themselves dependent units and do not know the trick of coalescing for common ad g vance the clerks ah Imagine them r selves to be on the road to be head t clerks or even corporation officials and So cannot league together In com radeship the professional worker Is dominated by pride In his Individual ability and training and so he cannot grasp the notion of mutual help as the main hope The working class then the prole V tariat socalled means those who are hired In herds mostly by corporations and mostly to work at machines oft one kind or another from the point ri of view of the corporation they are simply an extension of the machine This very merging of these men Into the machine throws tttem Into anJ unity with each other It Is an educa tion it teaches the hopelessness of re slstence except by the way of mutual hfelp and so from guerillas they are forced to become a phalanx Slowly the phalanxes themselves learn the trick of grouping into an army An army of resistance not essentially of J aggression for their effort Is to ifeslst that Inexorable inevitable constant pressure which Is Inherent in the italist system of production the pres sure by the employing class to get the it utttbost possIble product out of the worker for the least possible share of that product It is this preesurekand- t aawerfng resistance which are cattfSJttjB classstruggle the classtJ struggle is hence a mathematical and r ecnomic fact though so many of our pastors and masters unite in pious re bukes ot the wicked agitator who points out that fact Ballots Instead of Strikes Now what Is the weapon with which tnus far the working class has n lighting In thlawar10fllythat 1pathetic weapon ceasing to work comically miscalled striking weapondforts to enforce the dietais w of clam ethics upea those WaakOOIt lehu8i arvrd i1 k o tar ration But now dawning on the of the proletarian giant that there another weapon handy we of the bet for classes created it Tor him when we established universal suffrage and we put the possibility of the us of it into his mind when we established universal education Gifts thes whitshaving once given we can never back The new weapon is the ballot and what will it mean when the work Ing class awakes and takes this weapon In hand to work out its mind Th ballot means the whole power of th state courts police army and who will happen when the working class takes In hand all these powers to es fabliau and enforce the Idea of justice mindnEven In this country the numerical predominance of the working class groves apace The successive censuses tell the story in such Items as these The rapidly diminishing ratio of farm owners to the entire population the decimation and reduction of powerlessness of the small Independent bus- Iness men the deposition of the male clerk by hIs sister and greatest of all the enormous increase of the factory population The coming domin ance of the working class even here is as sure as mathematics in Europe it Is already a numerical fact and twen ty years ago I heard James Bryce say that the drastic use of this power is only a matter of a few years being a corollary of the universal suffrage The ballotarmed proletariat awake and aware will then be able to work out its purpose The grave Question now is What will that purpose beT There is In the world a group of thinkers who think they know the antswer to this question This group international Its members are most numerous in Germany next in France but increasing now In Great Britain and rapidly In this country These men are unsparing analysts and inexorable forecasters they have sounded the depths of the selfunconscious pro letarian mind and they have announced what the will of the working class Is to be as fast as it comes to its sense of Itself Of course there are critics aplenty In the cultured classes who handle the conclusions of this group with all shades of condemnation and contempt but these critics are themselves of many and shifting schools and amidst them all what alone remains unchanged is the terri ble certitude of the Socialists for by namp is known the group I mean They alone feel they know the future nODe of their critics dare speak with any confidence of an alternative out look Socialists and Ancient Christians Standing as I do before you and speaking of the Socialist movement I feel something as a possible aaclent incarnation of myself might have felt standing before an audlfeeb of cultur ed and reined persons la Rossi at the cad of the first scalar trying id talk to them of the ChrtoUaiM nor as soon as the word Boekkllna hi pro noMneed the averse pnotv thfota of omethioc terraneow i uo YIand a dynamic aightaMi ails that just what the educated Aswan aCllt7itlfur1s iayerLupon aa ezletlneg s today the same kind of person looks to workerseThe resemblance goes further- Even as the disreputable Christians were at that moment the potential lords of the future so may at this mo andthad the future because they were th only set of men possessed of a clear and passionate conviction in the midst of a tumultous world of weltering half beliefs and of cruel selfishness toda it Is likely that the Socialists have the future because the world of today is a tumultous sea of halfheld beliefs and of the cross purposes of the self seeidng powerful and the Socialists are the only compact body of men in sight who know what they believe and what they are resolved on Further runs the parallel the Christians succeeded because the doctrine they preached was one which had an Irresistible fascination for the masses In the promise it held out to them of a world of bliss close by only separated from them by the easy door of martyrdom the Socialists it seems must prevail because their doctrine has an Irrestible attraction for the masses of todaypromising as it does a surcease of sordid struggle with only one door to pass before tering upon that better state the door of a triumphant election How the history of these times to be written by and by will speak of the Socialists may perhaps be guessed from what the venerable German his torian Mommsen said of them a year or two since Today this is the only great party which has a claim to poll tical respectINo Product No Income Supposing then that the Socialists have read truly the subconscious mind of the proletariat which is to fix the ways of the future communitylet us go on to ask what those ways are to beT What first Is to be the standard of right and Justice t To this the Sos cialists say that the workers law willtbe No product no income that every man must be a producer or be actually useful to the producers or else be scorned and denied share in tho product J One puff of the giantsI breath will bloW away all that finetmechanism rot law and business t through we now mulct the product of the worker on all sides under such guises as rent interest profit fee and salary The only citizenship com radeehlp in production and in the sharing of product IIIf in this attempt to read the aoolal mathematics of the times I have read aright it appear that the working class are to be our matMl Let w hope they will be good tou1ftaall they win ddemand id mor of m than the Northern states femtaMtii the thornto care to And W aM fvWecultured a a n lure top into ths un tW MH ooodittofi the oondlaoa otbiisg ful to the worker or else will hay to get out of the IUJ1elBtM tatter case we shall of course have to get off the ground where the great cooper ative machine Is working I see in fancy the bulk of us shipped to some Islandclerks ministers professors storekeepers bankers lawyers insur ance men speculators gentlemen all and there without any producers to make a living out of one another This discussing ought to be summed up In a concluding definition but So andsdefinitioneA live thing can be viewed at so many different angles and besides it changes so insensibly from moment to makeyan allaround definition of is a nearly hopeless The militant movement of today known as Socialism I should define from the point of view of this present treatment as follows Militant Socialism Militant Socialism is the attempt to formulate the sense of justice and the will of the working class further It is the doctrine that that will ought to be and must be and will be the scheme of life of civilized mankind in the near future The humble origin of this doctrine makes It hard for the educated classes to grasp its Intellectual worthiness and the seeming fact that the doctrine Is against tho Inter ests of tho educated classes makes It hard for them to see its moral worth uess Hence not many of the educated may be counted on to rally around the standard of Socialism and here again we may find a close parallel with the early days of Christianity It was said then Not many wise men not many mighty not many noble are called but God hath chosen the foolish 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